BRADENTON, Fla. — The Pirates made some long-expecting pitching plans official on Friday.

Manager Clint Hurdle revealed that Trevor Williams and Chad Kuhl will follow Ivan Nova in the team’s season-opening series in Detroit.

After Jameson Taillon starts the home opener, the Pirates will go back to Nova against the Minnesota Twins, with fifth starter Joe Musgrove expected to be ready to join the rotation in time for the second home series of the year against the Cincinnati Reds.

Steven Brault and Tyler Glasnow will officially start the season in the Major League bullpen.

Brault threw 3.2 innings against the Philadelphia Phillies at LECOM Park on Friday, allowing four runs on eight hits. He struck out three and walked one.

“It was a hard day,” Hurdle said. “He was working up h...

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